Ok so once again Ive been a bit absent from cyberspace! sorry!
Ive been busy as usual panicing, procrastinating and prattling!!
I have made a few new owl brooches this week, ready for a gallery that has requested some for xmas, also need a few more in my etsy shop. I enjoyed it very much, I hadnt realised I needed a bit of familiar making...let your hands do the thinking and give the brain a rest!
I wanted to run a few ideas by you guys and get some feedback/tips.
Ive been going on about this new shop idea for a while and I have finally figured out a way to sort it in my mind! Im now thinking about it as a day job! a way of bringing in a bit more income while still being creative, but also leaving my own art practice untouched, so I can continue to experiment and make one off pieces without the worry of whether they will sell.
so here you go......I want to start a new etsy & folksy shop and a new blog dedicated to it called Cinnamon Girl (maybe) and it will be selling hand screen printed homewares, t-shirts and fabric with my simple designs on.....here is a mock up of some of my early design ideas.
what do you think?? I got a few more design ideas but they all follow the same basic idea, tasteful but simple generic images , grasses and herbs etc.
Ive got a few more kooky ideas for kids t-shirts and baby grows but still one color graphicy & tatseful...
Im hoping if they are popular it would fund using screen printing within my own work as its a medium Id love to experiment more with.......
I wonder what you all think about these ideas, Ive saved enough money to buy all the equipment and a few materials to print on , I plan to purchase this all next week!! and teach myself how to expose the screens at home....(I have done this before , but not for a long time and not at home)
Im hoping to open the shop by 6th of November! and book on a few local craft fairs for early December....if nothing else I know my family will love them as xmas presents so in a way that lessens the element of risk!!!
Id love your feedback on these ideas and any tips !!
on another note , I have a great artists interview lined up for posting at the weekend! wonderful work and insightful into how others work....watch this space